Artist ConfessionsI was talking with a friend recently and it made me think about things. Maybe this isn't the place for a post like this but DA is really the only online site I use so I have no other output.Artist Confessions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will start off by saying that DA is a really great site. I've had so many wonderful experiences on this site and met many people that I'm so thankful for knowing. The support I've received has been amazing, and when I joined, I never thought in a million years that I'd have the amount of followers I do or that people would like my art to the extent they do. It's remarkable and gives me a wonderful feeling.
Unfortunately, I've also noticed some alarming trends in recent years. I'm not sure if it's just me but I feel like the internet is becoming a place of increased 'meanness'. It's not necessarily that people are becoming meaner; it's more that the internet makes it easy for people to anonymously post hurtful things towards artists/people they dislike for whatever reason (it removes our inhibitio
New Contest!! -- Original Characters!Ready for the next contest? Well here it is!New Contest!! -- Original Characters!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theme: Original Character! (Draw either one OC you currently have, or make a new one!)
Requirements: Must be COMPLETELY original. No fan-fiction OCs or things like that. A character completely and totally your own.
Also, no bases.
** Please also draw something new for this contest, instead of using an old deviation.
Judging: You will be judged NOT by me this time, but instead by your fellow members, who will pick the OC they like best! Depending on how many entries we have, I will host a series of polls where everyone will judge. I'll do semi-finals and finals, like with the lineart contest.
H.O.W. HOT STYLE FASHION fanart contestH.O.W. HOT STYLE FASHION fanart contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOT STYLE FASHION FANART CONTEST
Organized by :iconFallenangelgm:
Judges: :iconFallenAngelGM: & :iconHaganenochibisan:
What is it about?
A fanart contest with the characters of our manga project HEART OF WILDFIRE with the main theme of FASHION!
1st prize: 90$ USD or 36-Month Premium or 7200 points
2nd prize: 60$ USD or 24-Month Premium or 4800 points
3rd prize: 30$ USD or 12-Month Premium or 2400 points
A 3-Month Premium will be given to 5 entries as HONORABLE MENTIONS
NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED: NO LIMIT
DEADLINE: AUGUST 7TH, 11:59PM (GMT -5H00)
1) Join and/or watch the group :iconHeart-of-Wildfire:, you’ll have to if you want to upload your art and have updates about the contest (VERY RECOMMENDED).
EDIT: 2) Draw/make an art using a minimum of 1 of the H.O.W. characters in ANY CLOTHING STYLE:
- School Life
Autumn contestOur friends from :iconEliteArtists: are holding a great autumn contest! You can win cool prizes!Autumn contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Autumn, as the other yearly seasons, have folkloric connotations. It is associated with a period in which Nature prepares for a long rest (winter) and also associated with the human aging process.
Depict your vision of this season based on a folklore, legend, myth or culture that you like.
MORE INFO HERE
BrushesSince the last site was taken down, here is a new link to my brush set!Brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Official FB || https://www.facebook.com/pages/U2644-Art/223194584426893
Official CGHub || http://u2644.cghub.com/
Official Site || http://www.u2644.com/
Official Livestream || http://www.livestream.com/u2644
Creatively Photograph 13!Last day for entries! Get your cameras out and get creative!!Creatively Photograph 13!7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's deviantART's thirteenth BIRTHDAY! And what better way to celebrate than to participate right here on-site with lots of happenings, shenanigans, contests and more. To find out exactly what's going on today (and over the next little while) head to this blog! In the meantime, if you've got a camera and a bit of creativity handy then why not enter the Photographing Thirteen Contest!
Your challenge is to creative photograph the number thirteen! This could include the word thirteen, the number 13, or thirteen different items arranged in a creative way. You officially have permission in particular, to play with your food! The contest is open to general photography so you can submit along the lines of any of the Photography sub categories. There are a few rules and info on how to enter...
Rules and Entering
One entry per person
A TRIBUTE TO REALISMA TRIBUTE TO REALISM7 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Why don't you just take a photo and a bunch of other stupid yet justified questions-
After years of being bothered by the same question , I have finally decided to write down my feelings and thoughts about this issue. And I think the timing is perfect considering I've somehow reached a stage of finding satisfaction in my own work; which will hopefully result in this journal being informative, interesting, maybe even educational, but above all stop people from being prejudice. If I had written it earlier it probably would have resulted in ranting and raging, at least to some degree.
I hope you will enjoy this read, but unless you think you can relate or learn more about some things, stop reading because this is going to be LONG
Let me start by asking you - what about your own work makes you feel like an artist? What makes any of us 'artists'? Many people imagine artists to be somewhat like mad scientists, but the
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
WINNERS EVERYDAY! Points GIVEWAY!! Hey dahlin's!<3! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DONATING AND SUPPORTING! I give all my points away anyways, and I love hosting giveaways <3 I am hoping to do more, and support Artists and to also make you smile Support what I am doing? Check out my page and lke if you'd like!WINNERS EVERYDAY! Points GIVEWAY!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
to keep updated <3 gracias! Thanks for enterting if you are! <3 -hug-
I AM STILL SO INSPIRED TO GIVE AND MAKE THE MOST OF THE START OF A BRAND NEW YEAR! for 2013=
I said I still wanted to help people and keep motivating
so why not have A BUNCH OF WINNERS?
I know, sorry I only have 80 points, but they are perfect to help give away ! Someday I shall get more points, but I WILL keep giving <3
and you can win up to two times!~ /w/
HOW TO ENTER?
fave this journal and leave me a comment that you entered!
fave my NEWEST PEICE!
and Follow me on facebook if you can :iconpsychoflowerplz: http://facebook.com/happy143photos
Try to help sprea
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners4 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby
deviantART in Review: October 2013Each hour, thousands of works are submitted to deviantART. Here's a summary of the pieces that were submitted each day last month that gained a lot of attention.deviantART in Review: October 20134 months ago in Art Features More Like This
October 1: Cat's Soul by RHADS
October 2: my opinion about you by agnes-cecile
October 3: Pokemon: Triple Charizards by Sa-Dui
October 4: Flight by escume
October 5: Tokyo City Life by Pajunen
October 6: Snow White in the Woods by AbigailLarson
October 7: 90s X-Men by RDauterman
October 8: Altair by rogner5th
October 9: Nomad by jameszapata
October 10: A Very HTTYD Halloween by TsaoShin
October 11: After the Battle by Jon-Lock
After the Battle by Jon-Lock
October 12: Lost in Silence by bohomaz13
N7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) artN7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) art4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Mass Effect Fan Art by Lizzy-John
Someone Else Might Have Gotten It Wrong. by LemonSherman
Mass Effect Medieval by @DaveRapozaArt
Mass Effect: EDI by ruthieee
Mass effect 2 final shot by JJasso
Alistair and Sebastian - Mass Age by AndrewRyanArt
Commander Shepard by MagicnaAnavi
Mass Effect 2 - Asari by love-squad
Mass Effect 3 - Miranda by patryk-garrett
CAPTAIN: THE LETTERDEAD GIANT PYLON/CAT OVERLORDS,CAPTAIN: THE LETTER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WAS MOST PERTURBED/DISTURBED/ANNOYED/JAXTAPOSED TO DISCOVER THAT OUR LOVELY UNIVERSE IS SHRINKING!
AS A CONSTITUENT OF THE UNIVERSE AND HIGHLY RESPECTABLE REPRESENTATIVE OF PLANET EARTH AND KING OF THE NATION OF CAPTANIA, I FIND THIS UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT UNNACEPTABLE AND MUST INSIST THAT YOU TAKE ACTION TO RETURN THE UNIVERSE TO ITS RIGHTFUL SIZE OR AT LEAST PREVENT ANY FURTHER REDUCTIONS.
I KNOW, YOU THINK IT'S OKAY, THE UNIVERSE IS INFINITE, AND YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST IGNORE THIS ISSUE IN HOPES THAT IT WILL GO AWAY.
HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO MY CALCULATIONS, THE END OF THE UNIVERSE IS INEVITABLE AND WE HAVE ONLY 60 CYCLES LEFT AT BEST, MAYBE 80 UNTIL OUR UNIVERSE CEASES TO EXIST ENTIRELY, IT'S ENERGY PERMANENTLY SHIFTING INTO ANOTHER STATE OF EXISTENCE.
OH BEHALF OF THE PEOPLES OF CAPTANIA (POPULATION: 4) I APPEAL TO YOUR HYPER-GALACTIC-MIND TO CONSIDER MY CASE AND HAVE IT REVIEWED BEFORE THE END O
5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)5 Fundamental Skills Every Artist Should Master5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
(by Bobby Myers)
As an artist, your job is to immerse your viewers into a world that you have built and guide them safely through it. Artists have much in common with storytellers. Storytellers have several tricks that they use to keep their readers coming back for more. Like storytellers, artists can use similar tricks to help them produce more compelling artwork. In this article, we will explain 5 fundamental skills that every artist should master. Let's take a look!
The most important aspect of art to me personally is the composition. It sets the stage for everything else. This is your way to guide and lead the viewer to make them feel as if they are actually in your picture. If this part of the process is not created and controlled properly, everything else can and probably will fal
One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel"Feminism means you can't like sexy things"One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel6 months ago in Personal More Like This
After doing a series of comics standing up for women's rights, there's a lot of really negative rumors going on around me right now. Most of which point to the hypocrisy that I use to draw fetish artwork and that recently I made pin-ups that were "sexy" in nature. Because, of course, if you're an artist who stands up for women's rights from that moment on you're not allowed to EVER draw women in a way that might be construed as potentially "sexy," lest you be labeled a hypocrite.
As I've mentioned before in previous journals, I really can't stand this mentality the internet has of polarizing extremes. You've always gotta be in one extreme or you're in the other. There's never the possibility that you could be in the middle like, you know, a normal person would be.
I understand why that is: it's easier to point out fallacies and bitch and whine about people when they fit into nice neat black and white spec
WB Sailor Moon Coloring ContestUPDATE:WB Sailor Moon Coloring Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey all,the deadline is now March 1 instead of 31. Some people mentioned the deadline was too far away and I have to agree.. Also I will be out of the country and don't want to tend to dA via internet cafe.
Hope this is okay! If we don't reach the 30 mark I'll still have a 3rd prize/people's choice of some sort.
Like many I'm sure, I'm extremely excited about Sailor Moon coming back! To celebrate I'm holding a coloring contest.
Contest Start: Today, February 10, 2013
Contest End: March 1, 2013, Midnight EST
8,000 Points ($100 value)
$100 Amazon or Sephora giftcard
4,000 Points ($50 value)
$50 Amazon or Sephora giftcard
*(only if there are more than 30 entries from 30 respective participants)
4,000 Points ($50 value)
$50 Amazon or Sephora giftcard
Journal Feature Donors:
Elinor Jones Contest : the winners are...Elinor Jones Contest : the winners are...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate the publishing of 3rd volume and the end of our series Elinor Jones, Algésiras and I have decided to organize a little creative contest !
Create a costume for the Fall Tiffany collection, the theme for this collection is : "Spices and teas".
All informations about the contest here :
- in english
- en français
Good luck everyone !
1st prize winner: Mil - "Chaleur d'Automne"
2nd prize winner: MayVig - "Safran"
3rd prize winner: Vanessa Laguillaumie - "Soy Matcha"
4th prize winner: Caroline Bissonnette - "Tentatio
CSS Tricks HubHere you will find an overview of my CSS Tricks series tutorials I will post it as a journal, as I don't see it fit anywhere else.CSS Tricks Hub3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
List of the tutorials so far
Limiting .text width
Learn how to limit the width of your text to improve readabilty. It's an easy trick and solves the problem of extremely wide running texts, especially an issue on wide screen monitors.
Theory/Examples Ratio: 70/30
Due to the many different sizes a journal can have on dA, it is a good practice to think about how wide you want your skins to be. You will find the pros and cons of "fixed width" versus "responsive" skins.
Theory/Examples Ratio: 80/20
One Month PremiumDonate/One Month Premiums/Three Month Premiums/Twelve Month Premiums/Gift A Premium/F.A.Q.One Month Premium2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not everyone is eligable for a Premium Membership.
Please make sure you qualify before donating and/or noting me with your application.
To Qualify for a One Month PM
Must be a Member of DA for 2 weeks mini.
Must have at least 1 piece of art in your gall
Commenters/Llama-Givers Need Love Too, Part III_______A feature dedicated to some lovely deviants ________Commenters/Llama-Givers Need Love Too, Part III2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
_____Who commented on my work or gave me llamas recently! _____
_______[Bullet; Pink]I cannot thank you all enough for the feedback [Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink]_______
_______[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink]And the precious llamas, it really means a lot! [Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink]_______
Fishies by PeachyTwist Autumn Reflections by droy333
Water lily by Gingerlily Back to nature by Mana-Maniac :thumb305580926:
:thumb314004007: THis is summer by gigi50 Jellygum by fridouw
:thumb312053218: Honey-Bee by PapillonParisien :thumb314122091:
Haunted house - 001 by Brunasc :thumb305562771: Wine Setting by Mayeaux
Water falls by alexmatra Rain by Krisztinaaa sunset by blackkpearl
The Others by ApocalypticCandy Who Knows What Tales The Water Can Tell by The-Demons-Within :thumb2
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 201311 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013
Fairy by Epar3D
:: The Red Creation :: by vincebagna
Archon by Raelsatu
Space explorer by tsonline
Midday massacre by arsdraw
Wasteland Churches by Brosa
2013 personal work by ThibaultFischer
A Second Home for Humankind by XSereneiX
Applibot #8 by ChrisBjors
Resident Evil Contest,ENDED, Judging in processEdit- Sep 17, 2012Resident Evil Contest,ENDED, Judging in process2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thanks to all who entered, the judging is in process
As any of you know the new Resident evil 6 is coming (as well as the movie revelations <3)
So this contest is just in honor of it <3
-All you have to is draw your character fighting along side with either S.T.A.R.S (Chris, Barry etc.) or Umbrella.(HUNK, Carlos, etc.)
- they could fighting against each other, fighting against a monster (Nemesis, Tyrants, Lickers etc) or just shooting the crap out of zombies. <3
-they can be fighting with other characters not apart of S.T.A.R.S or Umbrella.
(Alice,Leon, Ada etc)
-You also can just do normal characters without an OC
12-month Premium membership
Free Art Request
Zombie Dobie Plush
Llama (badges if available)
Comments / Critiques
Attention Watchers & Non-Watchers! (Features)WANT A FEATURE?Attention Watchers & Non-Watchers! (Features)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My subscriptions ending in two months, and I want to do nice things with it until that time. I love giving features, they're a lot of fun and they really get your name out there so if you wanna win a free feature for a week (untill my subscription ends) heres what you have to do:
- Fav this journal
- Be sure to comment with 5 links to the deviations you want featured (or you won't be entered in the random drawing). **this only applies to those not finding this link on the forum**
- Do not harrass any featured artists, or you'll be out of the drawing (even if they contain things you do not agree with or hate).
- No sexual-type deviations please. Gore is ok though.
- This is open to all, you do not have to be watching me to enter.
I'll be picking 5 deviants randomly every week, so the chances of you winning is high First random drawing will be on Saturday night, posted Sunday morning. Then every Saturday night until my subscription runs out.
Art Contest - Close-ups - WINNERSArt Contest - Close-upsArt Contest - Close-ups - WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Close-ups are a fascinating examination of an object. Close-ups are often used by artists to create an emotional connection between the object and the viewers, to emphasize the details in a particular area, or to decontextualize the object from its surroundings. Close-ups in bird art can be used to place emphasis on eyes, plumage, feet, and much more!
And the winners are...
Bald Eagle - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts - 45 points
vision by AndreSintenie - 39 points
La vie en rose by JessicaSansiquet - 37 points
Congratulations to the winners! Thank you everyone for participating!
Tally can be seen here.
First place wins a 3-month subscri